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I've been a Christian since 1985, and a member of East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita since 1994, though I no longer live in Wichita. My theology is Wesleyan/Arminian, but I don't think all Christians must share this view.

I believe that the Bible is inspired but not inerrant, that it was written to teach us about God and not the physical universe.

I believe faith is not an intellectual pursuit but a transformation of our entire being.


Jan
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reviewed No Action Needed After the levites took their portion of the tithe, what was done with the other 90%?
Dec
19
comment How to save Paul from the Galatians 3 “seed” vs “seeds” argument blunder?
Regarding your followup, I think you'd have a hard time finding many scholars who classify Galatians as Deutero-Pauline. If Paul didn't write Galatians, he probably didn't write anything at all.
Nov
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Oct
30
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
5
awarded  Yearling
Sep
29
comment Is there any reason to think that Mark 7:19 has a later addition?
It's hard to find a way to interpret that in such a way as to suggest Jesus was upholding the kosher laws, regardless of whether Mark says Jesus was putting an end to them. Third, by comparing only the KJV and the NIV, you've ignored virtually the entire history of translation of this verse into English. At least since the ASV of 1901, the majority of translators have interpreted this as Jesus saying all foods are now clean.
Sep
29
comment Is there any reason to think that Mark 7:19 has a later addition?
-1 This answer has a lot of problems. First, before relying solely on the KJV's phrase "purging all meats", take a look at the NKJV's rendering: "thus purifying all foods". That's closer to what the readers of the KJV would have understood this to be saying. Second, regardless of the word "purging" or "purifying", it is clear that Jesus is saying the food passes through the system and does not make the person impure.
Aug
29
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Aug
22
reviewed Reviewed Does Song on Songs 6:13 refer to “the perfect one” or “the Shulammite”?
Aug
19
revised Isaiah 7:15 to whom this verse refers?
fixed grammar and clarified
Aug
19
reviewed Reject Will the return of Christ (Second Coming) be literal or symbolic?
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Closed How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?
Aug
19
reviewed Close What biblical figure was present during the dinosaurs?
Aug
19
reviewed Close Does the use of 'Christ Jesus' have any special significance?
Aug
19
answered Isaiah 7:15 to whom this verse refers?
Aug
18
reviewed Approve Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Aug
18
comment Was Job short-changed in the end?
That's an interesting interpretation. Have you located the source?
Aug
16
comment In what language is the oldest available text of Genesis?
Only the first chapter of Genesis bears any resemblance to the Enuma Elish, and even there the similarity is mainly structural. If Genesis 1 was derived at all from the Enuma Elish, it was more like a parody than "the same story line with a different perspective".
Jul
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